benefit Cosmetics

BeneFit Cosmetics was founded in San Francisco in 1976 by twin sisters Jane and Jean Ford. Starting out as a small beauty boutique called "The Face Place" in the Mission District, they developed their first product called "Rose Tint" (now famously known as "benetint"). After a move to downtown San Francisco in the 80's, they went on to develop and debut "lip plump". After changing the name to Benefit Cosmetics in 1990, the first Benefit counter at Henri Bendel in New York City a year later, eventually opening counters in London and worldwide. Aquired by LVMH in 1999, the best-selling products include "They're Real!" mascara, "Gimme Brow" brow gel and the "Porefessional", a pore-minimizing balm. (wikipedia.com)
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Liquid -benefit Cosmetics -Hello Happy Soft Blur Foundation

on 9/18/2018 11:29:00 AM

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When I found this foundation, I was specifically looking for a liquid base that would just do a little color correction and smoothing/blurring. I've had bad luck in the past with tinted moisturizers getting too greasy, and was excited to find this - thinner but still pigmented, not greasy, and once it was on, I couldn't feel it on my face at all. It applied well and was easy to blend out - easy to throw on when it's hot or a full face just isn't in the cards. I applied it to freshly washed skin each time I wore it, and don't typically use primers unless I put on a little moisturizer or sunscreen. In this case, I applied straight to skin, no primers or other base layers underneath. It was everything I was looking for. Easy, low maintenance, barely there but cancelled out redness, even cute packaging.

But then came the orange.

My shade match was great (I purchased Shade 3). When applied, and for around 15 minutes after, it was a good match for my normal shade (NC 20/25-ish in summer, currently Too Faced Born This Way in Warm Nude). When I apply liquid base products, I put it on the back of my hand and then dab on my face and blend, which is originally how I noticed the oxidization. I hadn't looked in a mirror since applying and was walking outside, looked down at my hand, and saw the deep orange spot where the foundation had been. When I later looked in the mirror, it looked like I'd applied a very orange fake tanner. Typically I blend my foundation a bit down my jaw and neck, and it REALLY stood out in that area. I may have been able to hide the orangeness in darker lighting, but in any natural, fluorescent, or brighter light in general, it was pretty obvious.

I wore it a few more times, just to see if maybe I'd done something, if the shade was off, etc. Each time, within 30 minutes, it became a deep orange. At that point, I decided to return it. For lighter coverage days, I'll just stick to my Born This Way sheered out with a little moisturizer.

Had it not been for the oxidization, I think my review of this product would be really positive. Great texture, weight, and application if you're looking for something easy and low maintenance. Good if you want your skin to look like your skin - it'll even out color but not hide much in the way of blemishes, but if you just want your face to look like your face but with smoother coloration, that's not necessarily a bad thing (and is what I was going for). But damn, y'all, it was like...Texas Longhorn orange.

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Bronzers -benefit Cosmetics -HOOLA

on 9/18/2018 6:19:00 AM

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This iconic product has let me down because I found the color to appear so red on my face and the packaging is not so nice in that it is so inconvenient to thrust a large brush into the pan. I’d rather have a big pan. But hoola does blend nicely.

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Brows -benefit Cosmetics -Precisely, My Brow Eyebrow Pencil

on 9/16/2018 3:33:00 PM

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LOVEEE!! Shade 3 matches me perfectly even though I was worried it would be too flat brown for me since I have a reddish tone to my hair. Love that there is a spoolie on one end. The product glides on easily and stays put all day and it's really easy to get a sharp line. Has changed my brow game forever.


Concealers -benefit Cosmetics -Boiing Brightening Concealer

on 9/11/2018 9:48:00 AM

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The colour is way too orange and creases straight away. Also don’t think it has much coverage at all. Would not repurchase!


Brows -benefit Cosmetics -Goof Proof Brows

on 9/11/2018 8:49:00 AM

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Maybe I got a bad stick but this stuff has the consistency of a crayola ! Hard and like a big stiff unmovable piece of creepy color brown wax. I felt like it was taking my brows off rather than enhancing. It was so so when I blew a hot hair dryer on it. I don’t have time for that. Back it went. Yuck !

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